Dec 6, 2012 2:35am EST
. >> yeah. >>> also this morning -- weeding through all the details on washington state's new law. [ coughing ] taking effect this morning. get it? that legalizes recreational marijuana use. i need you to cough please. [ coughing ] where can you light up? where can you not? >> yeah. all details. we don't want to leave you high and dry on the story. all the details on that. coming up. whew, man, willis put it down. >>> later this half-hour, rihanna sings a new career tune. if you are a fan you may be soon seeing much more of her. we'll explain what she is up to in "the skinny." rihanna is always up to something kind of offbeat and sexy at the same time. i respect that. >> should we wait for it? >> wait for it. >>> first, the struggle over avoiding the fiscal cliff. new polling suggests support for president obama's position in the standoff with congressional republicans. >> the new associated press poll find 48% of americans want tax cuts for wealthy to expire. and it says more people want to cut government services than raise taxes to reduce the federal deficit. >> if the nation g
Dec 7, 2012 3:40am PST
" movie. it's an actual scene from the 2012 counterterrorism summit attended by law enforcement officials around the country. summit tickets, $1,000 a pop. paid for with your tax dollars. the zombies look scary, but organizers say the skit was solely to add levity to an otherwise serious meeting on protecting the homeland. senator tom coburn says it's just another example of more than $7 billion in questionable homeland security spending every year. >> wow. wasted. >> reporter: in a new report, coburn cites example after example, including nearly $30,000 for an underwater robot in columbus, ohio, the $69,000 hovercraft for indianapolis. and this, the sleepy town of keene, new hampshire, citing the need to secure its annual pumpkin festival was awarded a grant to buy a bearcat armored vehicle. price tag? $240,000. the department of homeland security said the grants make our communities safer places to live. coburn said there is just too much waste. examples are tip of the iceberg? >> sure, all over the government everywhere you look. >> reporter: what? >> waste, incompetence and stupidity.
Dec 4, 2012 1:40am PST
for the first time, there's no law restricting success to boys. so if kate gives birth to a girl, that little baby will automatically be third in line to the throne. what do you think is in the future for a royal baby like this? >> brothers and sisters. [ laughter ] >> reporter: let's give them a little time for their first one. the couple is considered the future of the royal family, and now their baby is expected to secure the future of the monarchy for decades to come. the royal couple revealed early because they feared news of her pregnancy would like out once she arrived in the hospital. which might have led to a few interesting conversations yesterday. reportedly the queen herself just found out yesterday. and prince harry, william's brother, who's serving in afghanistan, reportedly found out via e-mail. rob and paula? >> nick, we keep hearing about the baby and the heir to the throne. but there could be potentially be babies, plural, twins. >> yeah. there's not a lot of data about this h.g. as they call what kate is suffering from, hyperem sis grav darm. but the one study that we found
Dec 5, 2012 1:40am PST
hours after the attack, exactly one block from the cream scene. law enforcement sources say he later made statements implicating himself. newsstand vendor liz willis says she was stunned. >> this morning he came, just like his normal self. i go, oh, that's you. he goes, no, it's not. i said, yes, it is. >> reporter: she said the suspect often did odd jobs for the vendors in the area and had clearly changed his appearance. when she confronted him, ms. willis says he wandered off. >> he shaved his head and everything. he's a lot different. i go, that's you. he goes, no, that's not me. >> leave me [ bleep ] alone. >> reporter: even his voice was familiar, arguing with the victim in the 49th street station moments before witnesses say he shoved him off the platform and into the path of an oncoming q train. neighbors identified the victim as 58-year-old han ki-suk. his funeral is planned for wednesday morning. although she immediately recognized the suspect, in a bizarre twist, liz willis admits she never bothered to tell police. the suspect was apparently taken into custody hours later.